Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)
Source: The Rambler, March 12, 1751
Contributed by: Zaady
Few things are impossible to diligence and skill.
Source: Abyssinia. Rasselas. Chap. xii.
The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things-the power to tell the good from the bad, the genuine from the counterfeit,and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit.
There are charms made only for distant admiration.
Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess.
Abstinence is as easy to me, as temperance would be difficult.
Source: Anecdotes of Johnson by Hannah More
Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.
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